If you lived in China instead of Luxembourg, you would:

Health

be 72.6% less likely to be obese

In Luxembourg, 22.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

live 6.5 years less

In Luxembourg, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 32.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Luxembourg, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

make 82.7% less money

Luxembourg has a GDP per capita of $105,100 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

Life

be 5.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Luxembourg, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy

In Luxembourg, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 44.1% less likely to have internet access

In Luxembourg, approximately 97.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.
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